Stop Windows Automatic Update’s “Restart Now / Restart Later” nagging popup

Have you been annoyed by this popup dialog box after Windows Update has run? It annoys you every ten minutes until you finally relent and restart your computer.

Here’s a way to get rid of this (in Windows XP):

  • Click Start
  • Click Run
  • In the Run window, after “Open”, Enter sc stop wuauserv

(Be sure to press the OK button after entering the command.)

The nagging will stop and its tooltray icon will disappear. This allows you to restart when you wish.

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